April 23, 2014

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Disappointed fans seem to be behaving, police report

CLEVELAND — Police were ready in case LeBron James’ decision led unhappy fans to cause trouble at his Ohio home, but there were no reported problems. A Bath Township police dispatcher said this morning the department was unaware of any incidents outside James’ 35,000 square foot house 20 miles south of Cleveland. Township Police Chief Read More…

‘The Decision’ from LeBron has everyone waiting, including Cleveland players

AKRON — “The Decision,” as LeBron James and ESPN are billing it, will come during an hour-long telecast beginning tomorrow night at 9. With almost everyone trying to read between the lines and draw a conclusion as to what James will do — he will reportedly announce his decision fairly early in the show — Read More…

Indians 5, A’s 4: LaPorta lifts Tribe in the 10th

Matt LaPorta’s two-out single scored pinch runner Anderson Hernandez to lift the Indians to a 5-4 victory in 10 innings Saturday night at Progressive Field. It was one of three hits on the night for LaPorta, who also drove in a run in the fourth. Cleveland won for the sixth time in seven games.

Branyan traded to Seattle

The Indians traded slugger Russell Branyan to Seattle on Saturday night, acquiring a pair of minor leaguers in the deal. The trade was announced after the Indians’ 6-4 loss at Cincinnati. The move was made to clear room for Matt LaPorta, who will join the team today in Cincinnati for the series finale with the Reds. Read More…

Indians 7, Nationals 1: Carmona, Santana shine in victory

CLEVELAND – If they were handing out Academy Awards at Progressive Field on Saturday night, Fausto Carmona would have won the Oscar for best performance in a lead role, while Carlos Santana would have taken home the trophy for best supporting actor. Both players loomed large in a 7-1 victory over the Nationals that extended Read More…

Scott Petrak’s take on the Browns: Jake Delhomme is the starter, even if Eric Mangini won’t say it

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini was given multiple chances to name Jake Delhomme his starting quarterback as minicamp concuded Saturday, but declined. Mangini praised Delhomme’s work with the first team, but said he wanted to continue his evaluation of Delhomme and Seneca Wallace in training camp. “I just want to see a little bit more before Read More…

Quick hits from Browns minicamp

BEREA — The Browns concluded mandatory minicamp Saturday morning with a practice in the humidity. Much of the two hours was spent working on end-of-game situations, but there was enough action for a few observations. ** Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy got his first snaps with the first team, leading a 2:00-minute drill against the No. Read More…

Browns GM Tom Heckert expects RFAs to sign tenders by deadline

BEREA – General manager Tom Heckert expects the Browns’ five restricted free agents to sign their second-round tenders by the Tuesday deadline. “I assume they will,” he said at the start of Friday’s second minicamp practice. “There’s no reason not to sign.” Linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and Matt Roth and safety Abram Elam skipped the organized Read More…

Reds 6, Indians 4: Tribe drops sixth straight

CLEVELAND – It was an all-around sorry effort from an all-around sorry team Saturday night at Progressive Field. Getting little pitching, little offense and little defense, the Indians extended their big time losing streak to six games via a 6-4 loss to the Reds in front of a boisterous crowd of 25,531 fans — many Read More…

Reds 6, Indians 4: Indians lose sixth straight

The Indians offered up an all-around poor performance Saturday night at Progressive Field, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Reds for their sixth straight loss. Cleveland got a subpar effort from starting pitcher Fausto Carmona and its offense in addition to committing three errors. The Indians rallied for two runs in the ninth and had Read More…